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Reading Railroad

Reporting mark: RDG
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Officially called "Reading Co." or "Reading Lines". The most commonly used named is Reading Railroad.

63rd Street Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Conrail on 63rd Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Amtrak/CSX Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1867
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over CSX RR on Amtrak
Open to traffic

Bridge Street Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1918
Through truss bridge over Trenton Line (CSX) on Bridge Street in Manville
Open to traffic

Chester Valley Trail - Contention Lane Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1965
Wooden bridge over Chester Valley Trail on Contention Lane in Chesterbrook
Open to traffic

Columbia Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1920; originally four track bridge, now two tracks. Fourth bridge on site.
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River, Kelly Drive, and West River/Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on CSX Transportation (former Reading RR,)
Open to traffic

Conrail - Phoenixville Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1915
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River on Former PRR Schuylkill Division
Abandoned

Conrail/RBMN Overpass (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Warren through truss bridge over Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad on Schuylkill River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CRCX - Chester Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1908
Through truss bridge over Chester Creek on Conrail Shared Assets Operations on Edgemont Avenue
Open to traffic

CRCX - Division Street Overpass (Union County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Division Street on Norfolk Southern Railroad


CRCX - Garden State Parkway Overpass (NB) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Garden State Parkway (NJ 444) Northbound on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Open to traffic

CRCX - Garden State Parkway Overpass (SB) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Garden State Parkway Southbound on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Open to traffic

CRCX - Reid Street Overpass (Union County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Reid Street on Norfolk Southern Railroad


CRCX - Woodbridge Creek Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Steel stringer bridge over Woodbridge Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

CRCX/LV Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pratt through truss bridge over Middlesex Greenway (former Lehigh Valley RR) on Conrail Shared Assets (former Reading RR)
Open to traffic

CSX - Belfield Avenue Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1910
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Belfield Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Fountain Green Drive Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Green Drive on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Glenmoore Railroad Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1915;
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Stony Brook on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Schuylkill River Viaduct (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-56; Altered 1935
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River on CSX Railroad


CSX - Schuylkill River Viaduct - South Leg (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge and stone arch over Schuylkill River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

Delaware & Raritan Canal Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Deck plate girder bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

ESPN - Venice Island Branch Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on ESPN Venice Island Branch
Open to traffic

Farm Road Queenpost Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned queenpost pony truss bridge over former Reading Railroad right of way on abandoned farm road
Derelict/abandoned

High Street Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1910
Wooden bridge over abandoned Conrail track on High Street in Bethlehem
Replaced by a new bridge

John Bartram Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg) (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Warren through truss bridge over Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad on John Bartram Trail/Schuylkill River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Johnson Trolley Line - Shabakunk Creek (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Shabakunk Creek on Johnson Trolley Line Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Landis Ridge Tunnel (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-1857; Alterations 1911
Tunnel under Landis Ridge on Railroad
Open to traffic

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Cornwall Tunnel (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1860 CA for Cornwall-Lebanon Railroad; Rehabbed in 2010
Bridge over Burd Coleman Road on Former C&L; Currently Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Open to traffic

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Overpass (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca 1880
Quadruple intersection Warren truss bridge over uneven grade on Former C&L; Currently Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Snitz Creek Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1860 CA
Brick arch bridge over Snitz Creek on Former C&L; Currently Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Open to traffic

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Swatara Creek Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Swatara Creek on Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Being converted to trail use.

Lock Ridge Furnace Park Footbridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned 1957; Converted to pedestrian use circa 1975
Stone-and-brick arch over Swabia Creek on a pedestrian path in Lock Ridge Furnace Park
Open to pedestrians only

Lynn Avenue Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1928
Through truss bridge over Conrail yard on Lynn Avenue in Bethlehem
Closed July 2015; Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1927; closed for rehab or replacement Aug. 2019
Pony truss bridge over SEPTA Bethlehem Branch on Main Street in Sellersville
Intact but closed to all traffic

Manayunk Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1845 1/2 Mile East of Flat Rock Tunnel. In service until 1901.
Howe pony truss bridge over Nothing (Exhibit) on Nothing (Exhibit)
One truss line on display as museum exhibit.

Matsonford Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
built 1918; 1987 rebuild appears to have kept nothing
1918 Stringer bridge over SCHUYKILL RIVER & PRR,RDG RRs on FAYETTE STREET
Open to traffic

McAvoy Lane Overpass (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Appears to have been built to give acess to McAvoy Brick Co from Rt. 23
Bridge over Norfolk Southern (Former Reading Railroad) on McAvoy Lane leading to McAvoy Brick Co
Limited to work-crew traffic, its illegal to cross it otherwise

MIDH - Swatara Creek Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Swatara Creek on Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad


NJTR - Madison Avenue Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Madison Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

NJTR - Prospect Avenue Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Prospect Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

NJTR - South Washington Avenue Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over South Washington Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Askew Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1857
Stone arch bridge over 6th Street on Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Belt Branch Schuylkill River Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on NS Belt Branch
Open to traffic

NS - Black Rock Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge over Schuylkill River on railroad
Bridge carries the former Reading Railroad across the Schuytlkill River then immediately enters the Black Rock Tunnel

NS - Black Rock Tunnel (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1838-39, Enlarged 1915, 1994
Tunnel under Black Rock Road on Norfolk Southern Railroad (Former Reading RR)
Open to traffic

NS - College Drive Overpass (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Arch bridge over College Drive on Norfolk Southern former Reading Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Earl Street Overpass (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Girder bridge over Earl Street on NS


NS - East Neversink Road Arch (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built ?; Extended with concrete 1923
Stone arch over East Neversink road on Norfolk Southern
Open to traffic

NS - Flat Rock Tunnel (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Construction started 1838, completed 1840 by the Reading Railroad, widened 1859-60. Height increased early 21st century
Tunnel under Flat Rock Hill on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Gibralter Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Gibralter Road on Reading Railroad (NS)
Open to traffic

NS - Harrisburg Susquehanna River Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1924, later lengthened with additional spans
Bridge over Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Jordan Creek Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1917
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Iron Bridge Road & Jordan Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Laurel Street Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Laurel Street on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Leesport Avenue Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Leesport Avenue on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Lehigh River Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Through girder portion widened in 1965
Two 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Open to traffic

NS - Longview Road Overpass (Bypassed) (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Believe road was moved due to the coming of the PECO Limerick Generation Station
Concrete arch bridge over Abandoned Longview Road on NS (Formerly Reading RR)
Open to pedestrians

NS - Mantawny Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built Circa 1850
Stone arch bridge over Mantawny Creek on Norfolk Southern (formerly Reading Railroad) RR
Open to traffic

NS - Mill Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Mill Creek on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Milton Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1915/1916
Bridge over Susquehanna River on Union County Industrial Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Righters Ferry Road Stone Arch (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Righters Ferry Road on NS Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Sanatoga Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Linfield Rd & Sanatoga Creek on Former Reading RR now Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Schuylkill River Bridge (Oaks) (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Former Perkiomen Branch Reading Railroad


NS - Schuylkill River Bridge - Ridgewood (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on NSRR
Open to traffic

NS - Second Street Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Deck plate girder bridge over 2nd Street on NSRR


NS - SEPTA New Town Line Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Abandoned SEPTA Newtown Line on NS RR Trenton Line
Open to traffic

NS - South Penn Street Overpass (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Girder railroad bridge over South Penn Street


NS - Spring Street Subway (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1909
Closed spandrel arch bridge over Spring Street on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Sprogels Run Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Porter Road is closed but has the makings of a trail and the Railroad on top is in active use. Creek goes under in a sepeate tunnel next to the road.
Concrete arch bridge over Porter Road & Sprogels Run Creek on Norfolk Southern (fomer Reading RR)
Open to traffic

NS - SR 34 Overpass (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1908
Stringer bridge over SR 34 on NS Railway


NS - Swatara Creek Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Swatara Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Trinley Mill Drive Overpass (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built as a stibe arch, rear side widened with concrete top also reinforced
Stone arch bridge carrying Norfolk Southern Rr (former Reading Railroad) & Creek over Trinley Mill Road
Open to traffic

NS - Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge (Brandsville) (York County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek
Open to traffic

NS - Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge (Grantham) (York County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge (Leidighs) (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on P&R Railroad


NS/SH Overpass (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Slab bridge over Steelton & Highspire Railroad on Railroad
Open to traffic

PA422 Wyomissing Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Reading Railroad on PA 422
Removed

Paxton Creek - Reading Railroad Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1927
Abandoned bridge over Paxton Creek on RDGRR
Derelict/abandoned

Pencoyd Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Trail - formerly Pencoyd Iron Works
Open to pedestrians and Royal Athena residents only

PRR - Phoenixville Bridge (Old) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; Replaced 1915
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR/Reading Pottsville Overpass (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Reading RR on Pennsylvania RR
Removed but not replaced

RBMN - Bellevue Avenue Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1924
Girder bridge over RBMN RR on Bellevue Aveune Sr 2016
Open to traffic

RBMN - Mahanoy Tunnel (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1862
Tunnel under Buck Mountain on Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

RBMN - Peacock's Lock Viaduct (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-1856
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River
Open to authorized vehicles only

RBMN - Route 222 Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Route 222 on Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

RBMN - Schuylkill River Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad & Appalachian Trail
Open to traffic

RBMN - Tamaqua Tunnel (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1854
Tunnel under hillside on Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern RR
Open to traffic

RBMN - Washington Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Washington Road and creek on RBMN
Open to traffic

Reading - Bingen Road Stone Arch (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Stone arch bridge over Bingen Road on Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - Bound Brook Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
new rail connection at Bound Brook made bridge obsolete
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Unnamed creek on Reading RR
Closed to all traffic

Reading - Cameron Street Overpass (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Deck plate girder bridge over Cameron Street on RDGRR


Reading - Chillisquaque Creek Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1911 as per date cast on bridge; abandoned ca. 1976 around formation of Conrail
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on former Reading Railroad Catawissa Branch
Abandoned

Reading - Christina River Swing Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Christina River on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Cocalico Creek Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned deck plate bridge over Cocalico Creek on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Fishing Creek Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Fishing Creek on abandoned Reading RR
Derelict/abandoned since 1976

Reading - Halls Station Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1846 on the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad; later relocated here to carry vehicular traffic
Wrought and cast iron pony truss bridge over former Philadelphia & Reading RR on private drive
In use for private road/drive

Reading - Lehigh River Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Lehigh River on RDGRR
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Lofty Tunnel (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Line abandoned in 1976
Abandoned tunnel under Broad Mountain on Reading Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Monocacy Creek Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1921
Deck plate girder bridge over Monocacy on RDGRR
Intact but closed to all traffic

Reading - North 12th Street Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over North 12th Street on Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Pennsylvania Canal Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Closed deck plate girder over Pennsylvania Canal on Railroad
Closed to all traffic

Reading - Pennypack Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Pennypack Creek on Former Reading Railroad Newtown Branch
Abandoned and rusting